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Amherst Police Release Photos in Friday Bank Robbery

Amherst Police Release Photos in Friday Bank Robbery

AMHERST, NY -(Amherst Police) - The Department looks to the public for assistance in apprehending two individuals whom alledgedly spent their Friday afternoon holding ip a bank. In this case law enforcement is turning to social media to post the photos and details of the incident to close the case, The following is their information listed without edutung.

"On Friday 8/22/2014 at approximately 4:40 pm, Amherst Police responded to an armed robbery at a banking establishment located on Sweet Home Road. Two black males entered the building and demanded money.  

Brockport Male arrested; Alledged Mail Fraud, Forgery, Theft of Public Money

Brockport Male arrested; Alledged Mail Fraud, Forgery, Theft of Public Money
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Steven Ray, 48, of Brockport, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with mail fraud, forgery of endorsement of treasury checks, theft of public money, and theft of stolen mail. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Convicted City of Buffalo Employee Sentenced 6 Months Ordered to repay $9K

Convicted City of Buffalo Employee Sentenced 6 Months Ordered to repay $9K
BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Francis Tronolone, 33, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from the City of Buffalo, a Governmental agency which receives federal funding, was sentenced to 6 months in prison by U.S. District Judge, Richard J. Arcara. The defendant has also been ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution.  
“As we have stated previously, this office intends to prosecute any public official responsible for stealing money or breaching their public trust,” said U.S. Attorney William Hochul. “This marks the fourth defendant who from a single government agency did just that.” 
 Assistant U.S. Attorney Maura K. O'Donnell, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was employed by the City of Buffalo for approximately 10 years.

Secret Service: Queens Woman Pleads Guilty to Possession; Counterfeit Money

Secret Service: Queens Woman Pleads Guilty to Possession; Counterfeit Money
        ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced  that Michele Sergeant, 31, of Queens, N.Y., pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit bank notes before U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.          Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, who is handling the case, stated that on September 22, 2013, New York State Troopers stopped the defendant in a vehicle on Interstate 390 in the town of Wayland in Steuben County. The car was traveling at 102 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Secret Service Grounds a local "Check Kiting" Ring 5 Arrested, Convicted

Secret Service Grounds a local "Check Kiting" Ring 5 Arrested, Convicted

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. has announce that Antwan Green, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito, Jr., who is handling the prosecution, stated that the defendant was part of a conspiracy to defraud local area banks by participating in a “Check Kiting” scheme. Green, and others, opened bank accounts and deposited large checks to the accounts. The deposited checks were written on accounts that had insufficient funds or on accounts that had been closed. Before the banks determined that the checks were not supported by any funds, the defendant and others withdrew smaller amounts from the accounts. Green actually made away with $35,547.93, but the amount of the intended loss was more than $367,000.

 

Buffalo, NY Fourth City Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Thousands from Parking Meters

Buffalo, NY Fourth City Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Thousands from Parking Meters

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Franklin Lopez, 33, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the City of Buffalo, a Governmental agency which receives federal funding, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

 

“Two and a half years ago, the public first learned of wide spread corruption in this City department,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “Thanks to the continuing efforts of law enforcement and current City officials, we can now report that a fourth Parking Enforcement employee has been convicted of stealing tens of thousands of dollars over a multi-year period of time. While seldom have we seen a single department so riddled with criminals, the public can rest assured that we will not stop until all who broke the law are brought to justice.” 

 

Joint Underage Alcohol Enforcement Effort 15 Pass; 2 Charged

Joint Underage Alcohol Enforcement Effort 15 Pass; 2 Charged

LOCKPORT, NY; On 07/06/2014 from 13:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, NY State Police, and NY State Liquor Authority did a joint underage alcohol enforcement detail throughout Niagara County.  During this detail, seventeen convenience stores were checked by Deputies, Troopers, and State Liquor Authority agents utilizing underage operatives. Fifteen stores successfully denied the underage operatives alcohol and two allowed the operatives to purchase alcohol. Arrested during this detail were Clyde D. Busch, 50, of Medina, an employee of Stop-N-Gas on Lake Avenue, Lockport,and Miranda L. Newman, 17, of Wilson, an employee of the Gulf Station on Center Street in Lewiston. Busch is due in Town of Lockport Court on July 10th and Newman is due in Town of Lewiston Court on July 22nd.